Phytogramming with Francisca Duran

Image Credit: Francisca Duran, Details of digital prints from original 35mm phytograms, 2023. Courtesy of the artist.

Instructor: Francisca Duran
Saturday, November 4, 2023
12PM to 5PM

Factory Media Centre
366 Victoria Ave N #1, Hamilton, ON L8L 5G6



In this workshop, participants will collect samples of the curated and unwanted plants growing near Centre[3], then soak our plants in an organic developer and experiment with 16mm and 35mm film stock and photo paper for the rest of the afternoon.

All materials will be provided.


Francisca Duran is a Chilean-Canadian experimental media artist who creates films, video installations, and photo-based mixed-media work about history, memory, power and violence. Duran has exhibited internationally at film festivals and venues including Edinburgh International Film Festival, International Film Festival at Rotterdam, HotDocs, Arkipel, Anthology Film Archives, Los Angeles Film Forum, John Hansard Gallery and VideoPool. Duran holds an M.F.A. from York University and a B.A.H. from Queen’s University and continues to receive professional development through artist-run centres and mentorships with artists. Her practice has been supported by research, travel, and production grants from Canadian arts councils.


Our Harriet street location is partially physically accessible. We have a level entrance leading to our shop, information desk, galleries, washroom and traditional print studio. Unfortunately, we do not have automatic doors or an elevator. We are working toward becoming a physically accessible space in the future.